Cesare Pezzi - Piano

Italian pianist Cesare Pezzi performs regularly in Europe (Italy, Austria, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Lithuania, Estonia, Monaco, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland) and in the United States as both a soloist and in chamber music ensembles. This contributed to his winning the prestigious Chiarappa Chamber Music Prize in Florence in 2013 and to playing with many eminent musicians, such as Francesco Manara, Paolo Andreoli, the Quartetto di Cremona, the Čiurlionis Quartet, the Quartetto Guadagnini, Nikolay Sugahev, Sylvia Danburg Volpe (from MET Orchestra), world-renowned tenor Matthew Polenzani and many others. His New York débuts in 2015 at the Lincoln Center and in Vilnius Philharmonic Hall recorded by the Lithuanian National Television in May 2016 received both great critical acclaim.

In Italy he has played for the most important festivals; for the Accademia of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Società del Quartetto of Milan, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Ravenna Festival, Mantova Chamber Music Festival, ROF Pesaro, Amici della Musica di Cagliari, Festival "Città di Lucca", Camerata Musicale Barese in Bari, Associazione Mariani of Ravenna as well as Turin, Bologna, Venice, Genoa, Brescia, Livorno, Pisa, and many others. Furthermore, in 2008 he did the première of the Menuhin Sonata by Russian composer Rodion Schedrin in Sala Piatti, Bergamo, receiving appreciations from the composer himself.

He has recorded in Italy, Denmark, Sweden, and Lithuania for RAI, for Vatican Radio, for Lithuanian National Radio, for Lithuanian Television as well as for Naxos Records; he also has obtained distinction in many important piano competitions.

Born in Ravenna in 1989, he studied the piano from a young age and made his concert début at the age of seven. He studied at Florence Conservatory Cherubini with Maria Teresa Carunchio as well as in Turin with Enrico Pace, in Imola Incontri col Maestro Academy with Konstantin Bogino and also in Rome Santa Cecilia Academy with Carlo Fabiano. He has received advices from many great musicians.

For his love and dedication to the chamber music he won the Chiarappa Prize in Florence in 2013.

Cesare has also a great affection for teaching: he taught piano and chamber music in Liceo Musicale of Bologna and is now piano professor in the Officina della Musica in Ravenna.